My wife and I spent our honeymoon in one of the lodges which obviously made it very special anyway, but we both regard our week there as the best holiday that we've ever had. The lodge felt like home from home, whilst the hot tub was truly the icing on the cake. I have a spinal condition, and the combination of the relaxing atmosphere, a twice-daily soak in the hot tub and the firm-yet-very comfortable bed meant that I left Porthtowan feeling far more comfortable and in considerably less pain than when we'd arrived.
Another plus-point is the availability of CRB checked childcare from a local nursery nurse, who looked after our young daughter on two evenings whilst my wife and I went out for meals at local restaurants. Our daughter was very happy and felt completely at ease with her, being read to at bedtime and evidently very well - and competently - looked after. Importantly, we also felt comfortable leaving our daughter in her care, having met and talked with the nursery nurse beforehand.
Not being car owners, we found getting around by public transport completely unproblematic. On arrival, we got a taxi from Redruth rail station, had our food shopping delivered by the local Sainsbury's, used local buses to travel up and down the coast to various places (St. Ives perhaps being the highlight), and then used the local taxi firm to return us to Redruth at the end of the holiday.
The Blue Bar in Porthowan was good for drinks and daytime snacks, as well as doing fine evening meals; Archie Brown's veggie café and shop in Truro was excellent; and Sally's restaurant (now called Taste) in St. Agnes was also great and well worth journeying out to.
We still talk about our week at the lodge and get rather misty-eyed on a regular basis. We are currently dreaming of the hot tub, the barbecue, the blue flag beach that's a short walk from the lodges, the mighty fine ice cream parlour and our planned return for our fifth wedding anniversary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Balance space and room to breathe. Five Star Graded, luxury lodges in a superb coastal village location. Set in a small wooded valley, Rosehill really is your exclusive beach retreat. The coastal village of Porthtowan with its Blue Flag sandy beach and pubs are just a short five minute walk from your Lodge. Whether for a short break or your main holiday we believe we offer the perfect choice for your luxury holiday in Cornwall. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rosehill Hotel Porthtowan
- Rosehill Lodges Porthtowan, Cornwall